I Don’t Want To Take A Nap

I have been told that it’s a well-known fact that children need to take a nap for their health.

“The impact of night sleep on children’s development and health is increasingly documented, but to date there is not sufficient evidence to indicate the value of prolonging napping, whether at home or in childcare contexts, once sleep has consolidated into night,” write the researchers.

The idea that naps are good for two-year-olds is not supported by science. However there is some incomplete evidence that napping may negatively affect overall sleep quality.

Irregularity In Children’s Schedule Linked To Obesity

    The researchers found that at age 3, 41 percent always had a regular bedtime, 47 percent had a regular mealtime schedule and 23 percent had their screen time (TV and videos) limited to less than an hour a day. At age 11, about 6 percent were obese.

    A lack of order early is linked to disorder later.

    “Sleep is so important and it’s important for children in particular. Although there is much that remains unknown about how sleep impacts metabolism, research is increasingly finding connections between obesity and poor sleep,” Anderson said.

    And screen usage causes children to sleep less.

Take A Nap, You Won’t Sleep At Night

Things my nana said are being proven by science again. If you take a nap now, you won’t sleep later.

The researchers used activity monitors to record a week’s worth of babies’ daytime naps, nighttime sleep and activity patterns. The results, published June 9, 2016, in Scientific Reports, showed a trade-off between naps and night sleep. Naps came at the expense of night sleep: The longer the nap, the shorter the night sleep, the researchers found. And naps that stretched late into the afternoon seemed to push back bedtime.